Thursday, April 16, 2009

What's your NPR name?

Steve Inskeep... Kai Rysdal... Dina Temple-Raston... There's a hypnotic, even totemic quality to the names of National Public Radio personalities. What about you? If you reported in the field for Morning Edition, how would you sign off? Your boring old actual name probably can't compete. But thanks to the efforts of Lianablog (linked from the NPR culture blog Monkey See), there's an easy way for you to build your very own NPR-worthy name.
Here’s how it works: You take your middle initial and insert it somewhere into your first name. Then you add on the smallest foreign town you’ve ever visited.
Genius! From New York, this is Molelie Ross-on-Wye. Back to you...

4 comments:

CarrieM said...

thanks for sharing this!

Sarah said...

Sajrah Jinhae. Yikes.

Apparently on NPR, I'm from Middle-Eastern Asia.

Mollie said...

I suppose you could be "Sarajh." In fact, there may already be an NPR correspondent with that name...

Amy said...

I'm Amwee (rhymes with "ennui") Richegude.

and I'm lovin it